|The Devil's Pool - George Sand|
Read by J. M. Smallheer. George Sand (the pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin 1804-1876) is famous for flaunting the conventions of behavour expected of women of her standing in France at the time and for her numerous romantic liaisons including her long standing affair with Frédéric Chopin. The Devil's Pool (published in 1846 as La Mare au Diable) is one of several short pastoral novels drawn from her childhood experiences in the rural French region of Berri...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; women; widower; marriage
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|The Black Moth - Georgette Heyer|
LibriVox recording of The Black Moth, by Georgette Heyer. Read by Sibella Denton. The year is 1752. Devil, the Duke of Andover, and highwayman Jack, the Earl of Wyncham are at odds over a country squire's beautiful daughter. Cheating at cards, the marital problems of the younger sister of the Duke and the younger brother of the Earl, and debts beyond imagination form the backdrop for this romance, Heyer's first work and the only one in the public domain...
Keywords: Romance; historical fiction; literature; audiobook; Librivox
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|The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers|
LibriVox's public domain recording of The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. Read by Peter Yearsley Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80's and early 90's, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, shortly after returning to America, he decided to spend his time in writing. He became popular as the writer of a number of romantic novels, but is now best known as the author of "The King In Yellow"...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; book; the king in yellow; chambers; robert w. chambers; public domain; free
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|The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole|
LibriVox recording of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Read by Great Plains. The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally held to be the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Daphne du Maurier, and Stephen King...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; walpole; gothic
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|Lilith - George MacDonald|
LibriVox recording of Lilith, by George MacDonald. Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA. Lilith, written by the father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald, was first published in 1895. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September, 1969. Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works, and among the most profound...
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